Topic: interior design

Mysk Al Mouj Hotel interiors by GAJ references Oman’s traditions and topography

Mysk Al Mouj hotel by design firm Godwin Austen Johnson is inspired by Oman’s rich traditions and its rugged topography. Designed around a contemporary interpretation of Arabic patterns, calligraphy and Omani culture, the Mysk Al Mouj is an internationally branded, flagship hotel under … More

Hecker Guthrie designs restaurant in Dubai Mall inspired by Italy’s 1950s era

Australian interior design firm Hecker Guthrie has completed the design for a new restaurant located in Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue, taking inspiration from film and architecture of Italy’s 1950’s era. GIA Dubai reflects the concept of ‘La Dolce Vita’ (the good life), taken from … More

Lulie Fisher Design Studio designs luxury villas for Blue Amber Zanzibar

Lulie Fisher Design Studio, headed by interior designer and architect Lulie Fisher, has been appointed to design the luxury beach and golf-front villas for the first phase of the Blue Amber resort in Zanzibar. Once completed, the tropical island resort, developed by Pennyroyal … More

Previous winners share stories and tips for the 2018 CID Awards

With the highly anticipated 12th edition of the CID Awards due to take place on 19 September, 2018, the recipients of the 2017 awards reveal how winning one of the coveted prizes has proven to be a game-changer for their businesses. GILLIAN BLAIR, … More

Stickman Tribe reinterprets colonial elements for Indian dining concept in Dubai

Storytelling in interior design is probably the most underrated element. Lately though, there has been an increased emphasis on strong narratives in interiors. Design firm Stickman Tribe took it to the next level in case of Little Miss India, a specialty Indian restaurant … More

T.ZED Architects’ office space for KOA challenges conventional office design

Dubai-based T.Zed Architects, founded by Tarik Al Zaharna, aims to reinvent the wheel of spatial architecture in offices with its latest project. Commissioned by KOA, a new forward-thinking development firm, to design its sales office, the practice was tasked with creating a unique … More

Olive tree takes centre stage in minimalist industrial office by Swiss Bureau

There has been a tectonic shift in how we view and use workspaces over the past decade. Increasingly, more and more companies are rethinking their approach towards office design, and its influence on productivity, not to mention employee well-being. This is illustrated in … More

#OFISTalks with Wilson Associates

designMENA has teamed up with UAE-based furniture and flooring firm OFIS to create a video series called #OFISTalks. The series, which will be revealed monthly, involves visiting Dubai-based interior design firms and learning about key team members, projects, as well as design inspirations … More

Residents played a vital role in the design of One Palm, says Omniyat development director

Dubai-based developer Omniyat’s development, One Palm served many challenges due to its unconventional approach to residential design, which includes equally large indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as involving buyers in the interior design. Designed by New York-based architects, SOMA, the building’s exterior … More

Table bookings now open for 2018 CID Awards

Table bookings for the 12th annual Commercial Interior Design Awards are now open to design professionals. The event is taking place on 19 September 2018 and located in the Joharah Ballroom, Madinat Jumeirah, in Dubai. Last year’s table booking sold out a month before the … More

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